Erebidae: Lymantriidae

2029 (ABH72.012) Brown-tail Euproctis chrysorrhoea, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10405

Great Staughton, July 2011
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton, July 2011
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, July 2011
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, July 2011
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, July 2011
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 26th July 2013
Hemingford Grey, 26th July 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 26th July 2013
Hemingford Grey, 26th July 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Young larvae on hibernaculum
Young larvae on hibernaculum
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Final instar larva
Final instar larva
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

Caterpillars have hairs that cause extreme irritation if in contact with human skin.

 

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: M 16-20mm. F 18-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Dog-rose (Rosa canina), sallows (Salix spp.), plums (Prunus spp.), Apple (Malus domestica), pears (Pyrus spp.), cherries (Prunus spp.)
Flying: One/two generations, July-August and October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Coastal scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 64 (23.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in January 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 June to 29 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 08 January to 14 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
White Satin Leucoma salicis

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Black, brown, red, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5